Tag Archives : entrepreneurship


Richard Branson’s letter to his younger 25 year old self!

One of Britains best loved entrepreneurs, Richard Branson, recently wrote a letter to his 25 year old self. As we have come to expect from Mr Branson, this is nothing short of brilliant. There are some real gems and words of widow in the letter. Relax and enjoy… Dear Richard, I’m writing to you from 40 years in the future. You’re now 65-years-old, and while you’ve lived a happy and healthy life with no regrets, I have some advice for you. Congratulations on launching Virgin. I know you’re still trying to find your feet and work out the ins and outs of business, but stick with it. I can guarantee […]


Best Fintech Companies across Europe!

The financial technology scene in Europe is blossoming. Whilst Silicon Valley is still the place to be for any young technology company, Europe is fast catching up as seen by these amazing companies that have spawned across the continent. Anivo (Switzerland) – Anivo is an end-to-end online insurance broker, providing an insurance marketplace and individual advisory for retail customers as well as developing digital insurance propositions together with leading banking-, telco- and retail corporate partners. B-Secur (Northern Ireland) – B-Secur is a Belfast-based biometric security company that has developed a next-generation biometric solution that utilises a person’s unique heartbeat pattern to authenticate users. This has many commercial applications within mobile […]


Crowdcube – A review of the equity crowdfunding website 2

Investing in fledging private start-up companies used to only be a rich mans game. You had to be a wealthy or accredited investor to get the chance to invest in companies such as Google, Facebook and Netflix in its early days and grow your wealth exponentially as a result of your investment at the early stages of the business. Thankfully, with the advent of technology and new business models such as crowdfunding, small individual investors like you and I now have a chance to invest in small start up companies we truly believe. Crowdcube is one of the platforms that gives us a chance to judge companies and see if […]


The story of Lyft – Inspired by Africa

Lyft is an app which matches drivers who own cars with passengers that need rides. It is one of the first peer-to-peer ride sharing apps created and that is why its founder Logan Green is a true revolutionist. Whilst thousands use Lyft everyday and millions more know of the company, not many people know where the idea of peer-to-peer ride sharing comes from.   So where did the idea of Lyft come? As Green, founder of Lyft explains “I was inspired by what I saw African entrepreneurs do to solve transport problems, whilst traveling in the African country of Zimbabwe. I thought to myself, why don’t we do that in […]